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Monday’s Legislative Breakfast: Jobs, Oil, Gas

April 23, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Jobs continue to be on the minds of many Vermonters.
During Monday’s Legislative Breakfast, held at the Eastside Restaurant, former North Country Union High School Board Chair Arne Amaliksen of Derby asked guest speakers Rep. Duncan Kilmartin of Newport City and Sen. Robert Starr of North Troy what legislators were doing to create jobs for graduates.
“Economic development is a big part of what goes on in Montpelier,” replied Starr. Whether it’s the Department of Labor or the Economic Development Authority. “They all work toward programs to enhance the working lands bill.”

What is Encore Redevelopment?

April 23, 2012

DERBY - Encore Redevelopment, LLC, is the Burlington-based project development company working for two certificates of public good to construct two turbines on two separate farms just east of Derby Line. The turbines planned are more than 420 feet tall at the tip of the blade, with an estimated capability to power 900 homes each.
The project plans have created contention and some area residents are questioning just what Encore does.

Students “Interact” With Area Businesses

April 23, 2012

NEWPORT - The Northeast Kingdom Rotary Interact Club was recently formed at North Country High School to introduce students to the leadership experiences and support of the Rotary Clubs of America.
The name Northeast Kingdom Rotary Interact Club was chosen following inquiries from parents asking about the eligibility of students from Lake Region and the United Christian Academy who wanted to join the Newport Rotary-sponsored club.

North Country Track Getting into State Meet Form

April 23, 2012

ST. ALBANS–The NC track team was led by Riley Simoneau, Jason Webster, Haley Tetreault and Dylan Columbia in a ten-team meet hosted by MVU on Thursday.
Simoneau won the shot put with a personal best of 43’ 1.” He was followed by Bubba Collins in third.
Webster led a four man sweep of the discus with a toss of 123’ (approaching his state championship form.) He was followed by Simoneau, Barry Shelton and Josh Brien.
Haley Tetreault finished second in the 1500 to NE champion Ellie Purrier, in a time of 5:09. Tetreault came back and won the 800 by a wide margin.

Deslandes Students Excels at States’ in Johnson

April 23, 2012

Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy attended the spring championships held at Johnson State College on April 14th. These students went and had a good day of competition and came home with 15 medals total and a bike! They range from the young age of 5 all they way up to adult age. The students went and competed in 3 events, Forms, Breaking and Sparring and showed very good sportsmanship while doing so. The competitors train in Newport weekly attending class from 1 to 3 times a week. Classes are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for ages 4 and up.

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